Another 16 young apprentices to be taken on by North Lincolnshire Council
North Lincolnshire Council is set to take on a further 16 young apprentices who will join the authority on April 2.
That intake will take the total to 56.
The authority says the scheme is proving a success, half the original intake having secured permanent jobs with the council.
It took on 16 young apprentices when launching the scheme in April 2012.
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A further 24 joined last September.
The new apprentices will work in a variety of trainee roles including:
Environmental health assistant
Customer service assistant
Sport, play and community development officer
Local taxation and benefits assistant
Family support worker
Initially, the new intake will undergo a two-day induction with the council before starting work.
This will help them familiarise themselves with the work of the authority and enable them to find out how they fit into this.
Councillor Liz Redfern (Axholme), the Leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said: “We have been committed from day one to take on young apprentices and I am delighted that the council is taking on a further 16 in April – bringing the total to 56.
“I am a firm believer in giving young people the opportunities they need to help them find work and get a foot on the career ladder. We need to do all we can to help young people now.
“Our apprenticeship scheme gives young people the confidence and opportunity to gain vital skills and experience, which are important to prospective employers.
“Over 50 per cent of our first tranche of apprentices have already found work proving that our scheme opens up real career choices and lifts aspirations for our young people.
“The scheme offers people the chance to gain valuable work experience and learn new skills – which is vitally important to future employers.”